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News Releases

ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministries of the ELCA

ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission cancels volunteer placement for 2020-21

04/17/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread within new regions of the United States and across the globe, the ELCA has decided to cancel sending Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) volunteers for the 2020-21 program year. The program was scheduled to begin in August.

Urgent resources needed for East Jerusalem hospitals facing spread of coronavirus

04/17/2020

Facing an increase of coronavirus cases in East Jerusalem, Augusta Victoria Hospital and other East Jerusalem health systems are in critical need of financial resources to help mitigate the spread of the virus.

ELCA Church Council approves special COVID-19 fundraising appeal

04/14/2020

​Responding to the wide-ranging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the ELCA Church Council approved a special fundraising appeal during a teleconference meeting that convened April 8.